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Old 02-19-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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I'd like to paint the top and bottom of my hood. I'm in the process now of sanding it down and filling hood pin holes. It's a carbon fiber ss hood.

-What's the best way to fill the hood pin holes?
-Do you prime the bottom wait for it to dry, flip it over and paint the top and repeat for base/clear?
-What are some good cure times and ways to hold the hood to paint?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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Hang it if you can and do both sides at once. I've only painted bumpers with rattle cans but they have always came out great. Clean the hood well and wetsand the hood with 1000 grit. Light coat of primer followed by 2 heavy coats, repeat for paint and clear. I waited 30 minutes between coats.
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I would do 320 on the d.a. followed by the primer wetsand with a block, hang and then paint
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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You can use fiberglass filler its green known as kitty hair for holes. Then fill in pits with polyester. Depending on how wavy the hood is you may just can seal it,but if it's bumpy as a basket of eggs you need high build especially on pin holes. I would do anything but scuff seal bottom of hood. After you high build the hood guide coat it block it till all if its gone if it shows low spots spray it again till its silky smooth you can block with 400 finish it by hand with 800. Get you a scissor rack dont hang it you're a beginner youll run the paint everywhere where. Depending on weather and activator usually 10 to 20 minutes it's plenty for flash time after base coat is on wait an hour and spray clear clear flash time it's the same thin coat first medium coat second wet coat last. Paint the bottom first bc of overspray even though it's taped up you'll have some just waters and with 800 btw this is all water sanding besides with fiberglass filler you'll need 80 with block and polyester use 120 or 150. I know this is outta whack mobile messes me up but I paint cars and that's what I do use time it's a focal point of a car block until you can block no more sorry for no punctuation
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Whoa that sounds terrible damn iPhone putting double words, and changing them as well. Maybe you can make since of it.
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thanks guys

I got the hood primed top and bottom:





There's a problem spot where one of the hood pins was though. I thought I had it right, but you can definitely see it. I'm hoping when I block it out it's good. If not, should I prime it again over the mud I slap on there? I was going to block it with 320, 600, and then 800 and spray it with the base and clear.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:19 AM   #7
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sorry took so long to get back don't do below 400. if its still low depending how low you have filler putty its fast stuff i use 20 minutes. prime block again. keep me updated i can help you with some tips just pm me i forget to go back and look sometimes at old post.
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I generally use a couple different colors of primer.. it helps me identify hi/lo spots and lets me know where I am in the thickness...What is your final color going to be?
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i use a different color for guide coat, but i wouldn't suggest him being a beginner he may be thrown off. Don't forget to use a roll tube for the sides. Theres a lot of details anyone can spray a car, and buff it to hide their mistakes. But its whats under it that matters. Also too late now, but i always like to sit my glass hoods and body panels outside in the sun for a couple of days because it releases a lot of the chemicals that get trapped under the paint that can cause you problems later down the road also lets it settle so stuff doesn't show up a couple months after painting. Ive seen anti cops stuff he does really good work, so you need to answer us and tell us what color and post some pics.
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final color will be bright green metallic. It will be sprayed this weekend for sure. I'll probably take my ss spoiler off and get that done now too.
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The bottom is painted. I'll be masking it off and flipping it over today and painting the top.




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Looks really good. Is this a base clear?
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Looks really good. Is this a base clear?
Yea. There's a nice giant bug that you can see in one of the pics. Good thing it's not seen as often.

I primed and sanded the top of the hood and one of the damn hood pin holes still isn't right.

What are the options as far as after it's filled with bondo and RIGHT? Do I have to mix up some more primer and prime the hole damn hood again? What about using a rattle can of primer and hitting that one spot then sanding it down?
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The bottom is painted. I'll be masking it off and flipping it over today and painting the top.




Look's good. What brand of paint you use?
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Yea. There's a nice giant bug that you can see in one of the pics. Good thing it's not seen as often.

I primed and sanded the top of the hood and one of the damn hood pin holes still isn't right.

What are the options as far as after it's filled with bondo and RIGHT? Do I have to mix up some more primer and prime the hole damn hood again? What about using a rattle can of primer and hitting that one spot then sanding it down?
So you are wanting just to fill the hood pin hole? I don't think I would just bodyfiller that in. What sucks is you already painted the underside. I would probably tack weld something in from the backside that fits that hole.
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Not too sure how you would plan on tacking anything to carbonfiber.

I used fiberglass to fill the the majority of it, but it's a pain to sand. So I used the bondo on the surfaces to smooth them out. I got the drivers side good, but the passenger side pin hole is kickin my ***. I think the part that's messed up is raised higher than it was originally. I think I'll grind it out and slap some mud on it.
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You are correct fill it in. Might try a littke fiberglass matting/fill. Would be a little stronger.
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Any updates?
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i wish i could paint my sunoco nbm like the guy that painted his bay with rattle can and looked professional.
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Yeah, I got it painted. I'll post up pics later.

What's the process of wet sanding/polishing thats left? I bought some 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500 wet/dry sand paper for wet sanding. I've also got an assortment of pads for polishing
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